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Table 5 Final factor solution

From: Measuring patient-perceived continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions in primary care

  Component
Factor 1: Factor 2: Factor 3:
Interpersonal trust Interpersonal knowledge and information Provides consistent care
(Patient to Doctor) (Doctor to Patient)
α = 0.76 α =0.7 α =0.72
Get appropriate referrals (2 J) .813 .066 .126
Trust a recommended specialist (2 M) .805 .127 .136
Trust my doctor (2O) .691 .395 .105
Doctor knows about my family members (2D) .133 .797 .108
Doctor knows about family problems (2 F) .086 .884 -.014
Doctor explains things to me (2G) .241 .630 .193
Care for all problems (1H) .494 .258 .537
Would provide care if going to hospital (2 K) .384 .095 .757
Would provide care in an emergency (2 L) -.035 .063 .893
  1. Higher factor loadings are indicated in bold type.
  2. Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis. Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalization.
  3. Rotation converged in 5 iterations.